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Native Gardens for Drought-Challenged California: A Symposium On Creating Beauty In A Harsh Drought

Saturday | September 20, 2014 — Sunday | September 21, 2014

Never has it been more urgent to recognize the advantages that California’s native plants
give to local gardens, nor have we ever witnessed such a severe drought. While many water- saving measures can be easily addressed inside the house, people often forget how much water is used outdoors. Besides water-wasteful lawns—another matter of importance for many other reasons—typical landscaping consists of plants from Europe and Eastern Asia that love summer water. Our Mediterranean climate, by contrast, embraces plants that conserve summer water, requiring minimal amounts after getting established.

The symposium is at Merritt College on Saturday, September 20 from 8:30am – 4pm and at Regional Parks Botanical Garden in Berkeley on Sunday, September 21 from 9am to 12pm.

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Cost: Both days - $80.00 Just Saturday - $50.00 Just Sunday - $30.00
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